queer as a clockwork orange
  1. (simile) Strange, odd, unusual.
  2. (simile) Unusually camp, unusually homosexual.
    • 1997, Tony Harrison, quoted in Sandie Byrne's introduction to Tony Harrison: Loiner (ed Sandie Byrne, 1997)
      He sauntered the flunkied restaurant, queer /As a clockwork orange and not scared. /God, I was grateful for the nights we shared.
  • (strange, unusual) queer as a nine bob note, queer as a three dollar bill, queer as a coot

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